Friday, 1 April 2011
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer review
Elasticizer is a good balance of oils, humectants and protein (elastin), with a small amount of silicone. It's become quite fashionable to treat damaged hair with protein, but unless you also add moisture/oils, protein treatments can leave hair quite brittle and crunchy. Elasticizer leaves my hair feeling smooth, soft and silky but without weighing it down.
To apply, I dampen my hair with water, apply to the mid lengths and ends and leave on for about half an hour before washing and conditioning as normal. You don't need to use it near the roots unless you bleach your hair very regularly. I use it once a week as my hair is very long, if my hair was shorter I could use once a fortnight as I don't use heat or chemical dyes.
This doesn't contain any rare ingredients from hard-to-get-to places, but it really works. If you dye or otherwise abuse your hair, I would say this is one of the best products available to help maintain hair health.